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Kara Dalkey


(Kara Mia Dalkey)
USA (1953 - )

Kara Mia Dalkey is an American author of young adult fiction and historical fantasy. She was born in Los Angeles and has lived in Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Colorado, and Seattle. Much of her fiction is set in the Heian period of Japan.

She was married to author John Barnes; they divorced in 2001. She is a member of the Pre-Joycean Fellowship and of the Scribblies. She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing in Los Angeles.

She is also a musician and has gigged extensively on electric bass (which she plays left-handed) and harmony vocals, with such bands as Runestone, the Albany Free Traders, and Nate Bucklin and the Ensemble (in Minnesota) and Relic and Voodoo Blue (in Seattle.) At different times she has also played drums, banjo and acoustic guitar. She is a songwriter, but her total output is low, and consequently no CD or other album is presently in the works.
 
Series
The Curse of SagamoreThe Sword of Sagamore
 
Blood of the Goddess
1. Goa (1996)
2. Bijapur (1997)
3. Bhagavati (1998)
GoaBijapurBhagavati
 
AscensionReunionTransformation
 
Series contributed to
Tales of the Slayer, Vol. 2
 
Anthologies containing stories by Kara Dalkey
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fifth Annual CollectionThe Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's SurvivorsNot of Woman Born
 
Short stories
The Peony Lantern (1991)
The Chrysanthemum Robe (1995)
Bouncing Babies (1999)


Awards
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (1989) : The Nightingale



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